The Confianza Way

Family & Student Engagement

  • Inclusive Leadership Journey, Part 1: Carlotita

    by Carlota Holder Soy Panamena. I’m a first generation Panamanian American. I’m from here, but not from there. Soy de aqui pero no de allá. Here I’m too brown and there I’m too gringa. I always felt like I didn’t fit in.  I began kindergarten as an English language learner. Prior to beginning ki... View Post
  • Leader Leap: Building Authentic Connections through Social Media

    by Alicia Fischer When accepting a position to lead a high school in St. Cloud, Minnesota, I immediately began to examine ways to connect with my diverse stakeholder group, particularly my over 1,400 students. I wanted to establish a connection with students, staff, and families over the summer, ... View Post
  • Let’s Help Them Be Well

    by Abbey Algiers We all know that the title “ESL teacher” goes well beyond providing English instruction to non-native speakers. ESL teachers are also coaches to staff members, advocates, counselors, cultural ambassadors, and relentless cheerleaders for our English Learners and their families. (E... View Post